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National Summary


Cool and mostly dry over Ulster tonight, with a few clear spells and lowest temperatures of 3 or 4 C. Misty and mostly cloudy elsewhere, with further patches of drizzle and fog and with some persistent pushing into much of Munster and south Connacht. Mild and humid, with temperatures of 8 to 10 C., in freshening southwesterly winds.


Tomorrow, Tuesday will be a windy, misty and mostly cloudy day, with further rain, drizzle and fog. The rain will turn heavy in western and northern areas during the afternoon and evening. Top temperatures of 10 to 14 C., in strong and gusty southwesterly winds.


Becoming less mild and more unsettled during the week with spells of wet and windy weather. Tuesday night: Heavy rain in the west and north easing overnight. Cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle elsewhere. Lows of 4 to 8 degrees, coldest in the north. Winds will be fresh to strong and gusty westerly. Wednesday: Bright spells are likely across the north and east for a time on Wednesday but cloud is expected to thicken from the west as the day progresses with outbreaks of rain extending eastwards from the Atlantic in association with a rapidly deepening low pressure system. Afternoon temperatures will range from 8 to 12 degrees in strengthening southwesterly winds. The rapidly deepening low pressure system will push eastwards across the country on Wednesday night bringing the risk of gales and some heavy rain. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.Thursday: Cool and windy with widespread blustery showers, some with hail and sleet mixed in. Temperatures ranging from 6 to 9 degrees but feeling even colder in the strong or gale force west or northwesterly wind. Chilly overnight with the risk of a slight frost as temperatures dip to zero or minus 1 degree in sheltered spots. Some showers continuing, possibly wintry on high ground.Friday: Mainly dry and bright but cold to begin on Friday. Clouding over from the west with rain spreading from the Atlantic later. Winds backing southwesterly. Saturday and Sunday: Continuing unsettled with fluctuating temperatures, dependent on the track of Atlantic depressions which are still uncertain at this stage. Cloud and outbreaks of rain, heaviest over hills in the west and northwest, lighter further east and south but all areas likely to see some rain and occasionally strong winds.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1014, Steady

Dublin Airport

West, 12 Knots, Gust 24 Knots, Light rain, 13 Miles, 1017, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

West, 8 Knots, Gust 24 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1021, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 13 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

West-Southwest, 11 Knots, Mist, 1.1 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

West-Northwest, 11 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West, 10 Knots, Wave ht: 1 m, 1017, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West, 16 Knots, Wave height not available, 1016, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

North, 3 Knots, Wave ht: 3.0 m, 1019, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Tuesday 21 February 2017 Issued at 0600 Monday 20 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderate to strong west to southwest airflow covers Ireland. A cold front will sink southwards over the country during today, gradually weakening and becoming slow-moving over north Munster and south Leinster later today.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 4 to 6, strongest in the Irish Sea north of Anglesey. Decreasing force 4 or 5 this evening. Backing southwest to south early on Tuesday and decreasing force 3 or 4, but still occasionally force 5 in the south.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog.

Visibility: Generally moderate to poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Roches Point to Loop Head

Wind: West to southwest force 4 to 6 for the whole period.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog.

Visibility: Generally moderate to poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: West to southwest force 5 to 7, strongest in the north, veering west to northwest forenoon today and decreasing force 4 to 6 this afternoon. Further decreasing force 3 to 5 early tonight and gradually backing west to southwest early on Tuesday.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog.

Visibility: Generally moderate to poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Wednesday 22 February 2017: Moderate to fresh or strong west to southwest winds increasing strong to gale force and gusty on all Irish coasts and the Irish Sea during Tuesday, veering west to northwest early on Wednesday and moderating from the south. Further spells of rain, drizzle and local fog patches.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

Southwest winds will occasionally reach gale force during Tuesday afternoon, on Irish coastal waters, from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Small Craft Warning

Southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher on Tuesday, on Irish coasts, from Malin Head to Howth Head to Valentia.